The first thing I did when I woke up on Saturday morning was to look out of the window and check if Zurich was magically transformed into a snowy, magical wonderland. I was welcomed by the grey and gloomy skies, dark clouds that could bring some flurries…never happened. Nevertheless, our stay in Zurich was truly wonderful thanks to Romantik Hotel Europe.
The location of the hotel was perfect- a 2 minute stroll to the lake and The Opera House. From there you could easily venture into other parts of the city on foot. There were plenty of restaurants and cafes in the vicinity, and of course the Christmas market was just round the corner. Breakfast was served till 11 (yay!) and since croissants, fruit and big pots of coffee were available, I was easily placated and got rid off my morning grumpiness quite quickly. If you are an egg lover, then it might not be the case as you are charged extra to add them to your breakfast menu.
When booking the room I asked for one of the blue ones featured on the websites and we were given just the exact one! Blue decor, 4th floor, great views where even the neighbouring buildings blended in the colour palette. The staff were very prompt to respond to our queries and questions and the whole process of booking a room and some snacks for when were arrived was swift. Overall- great communication. The only disappointment? There was not kettle in the room and when we asked for one, surely we received it quite promptly, yet there was no coffee or tea. We were ‘forced’ to go out and drink hot chocolate! (Any excuse!)